Magical Tree

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Magical Tree
Developer(s) Konami
Publisher(s) Konami
Platform(s) MSX
Release date(s)
Genre(s) Platform game
Mode(s) One player
Two players
Distribution ROM cartridge

Magical Tree (マジカル ツリー Majikaru tsurī?) is a vertically scrolling platform game developed by Konami for the MSX home computer, and published in 1984. Konami published a Brazilian Portuguese version, Árvore Mágica, in 1985.[1]

Konami included Magical Tree in the 1998 game anthology Konami Antiques MSX Collection, Vol. 2 for PlayStation.[2]

Gameplay[edit]

The player character is an "Indian brave" stereotype who wears a tanned vest and trousers, and a headband with a feather. The player ascends a magical tree by hopping from branch to branch and climbing vines and ladders—while also dodging larvae, owls, and lightning bolts. The player can jump and dangle from branches. He earns points by gathering apples, arrows, daggers, and coronets.

The tree is 2004 meters tall. A gauge tracks the player's altitude, and at the conclusion of each level the game informs the player how much further to climb to reach the goal: A castle on the treetop. The ascent is divided into nine game levels; the player character dances at the conclusion of each level.

When the player clears the ninth level, a curtain opens to reveal the castle at the top of the tree. Smiling from the crenels of the castle's parapet are a young woman in a purple frock, and a man wearing a war bonnet. After the end sequence, the game then continues at the base of the tree.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Magical Tree (MSX): A Árvore Mágica da Konami". Gagá Games (in Portuguese). 30 June 2011. Retrieved 15 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Kohler, Chris (2006). Retro Gaming Hacks: Tips & Tools for Playing the Classics. Cambridge: O'Reilly. p. 73. ISBN 9780596009175. OCLC 62215358. Retrieved 18 May 2013. 

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